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Philip Hiatt Haigh

Philip Hiatt Haigh

Executive Director

Philip Hiatt Haigh is the Executive Director of the Circuit Trail Conservancy (CTC), the public private partnership building The LOOP, which will unite Dallas neighborhoods and make walkable green space a part of the Dallas identity. Upon completion, 11 new miles of trail will create a 50-mile active transportation network around the core of Dallas, connecting neighborhoods to transportation hubs and economic opportunity.

Under his leadership, the CTC is currently delivering all projects needed to complete The LOOP, the long-awaited Trinity Forest Spine Trail, the Hi Line Connector, the Trinity Gateway, and the Skyline Trail Link. The CTC also recently secured an additional $42M in funding from multiple public sources bringing total commitments for all projects to $85M, raised from public funds and private donors.

Prior to joining the Circuit Trail Conservancy, Philip led Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ 2018 re-election campaign, contributing to one of the highest voter turnouts in Dallas County for a Texas mid-term. Philip also served as Director of Public Policy for the Dallas Regional Chamber representing the North Texas business community in Austin, Washington, D.C., and locally, supporting a broad agenda of public policies to further promote economic growth and quality of life.

Philip has worked for and with elected officials at every level of government and prides himself on addressing issues from a pro-people, pro-growth perspective.

He is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, District 1 Commissioner on the City of Dallas Environmental Commission which oversees the implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Climate Action Plan (CECAP), and as a Board Member of the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program.

Philip holds a Master of Liberal Studies from SMU in International Studies & Human Rights and Social Justice and a BFA in Sculpture with a minor in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University.

He lives in Oak Cliff with his wife and their bicycles.

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